BA (Hons) (Cantab), MA, Ph.D

Immigration Barrister

Called to the Bar: 2014

Catherine Taroni



Bar Professional Training Course, Northumbria University (awarded Dean's Award)

PhD in EU Law, University College, Durham University (awarded PhD scholarship)

MA in International Studies (Distinction), Ustinov College, Durham University

BA (Hons) in Law and Political Sciences, St Catharine's College, University of Cambridge


Catherine joined Richmond Chambers in 2014 and, since then, has assisted many of our clients with their Applications, Appeals, Administrative Reviews and Judicial Reviews. She has a broad knowledge of the Immigration Rules and advises both business and individual clients on all aspects of their cases.

Catherine has particular expertise in immigration matters relating to EU free movement law and is very familiar with matters relating to retained rights and derivative rights under EU law. Her doctoral research explored the extent of the Court of Justice of the European Union’s development of the concept of Union citizenship in relation to family reunification - with particular focus on the potential of the Surinder Singh route and subsequent case-law. Catherine also examined fundamental rights protection for family members in her thesis and has harnessed her academic background in practice.

Catherine advises and works with clients across a broad spectrum of immigration matters, ranging from applications and appeals for Tier 1 Investors and Entrepreneurs, through to family migration under Appendix FM, settlement claims and human rights.  She has assisted many individuals and families with their cases under the EEA Regulations, including in more complex matters. Catherine also frequently advises on eligiblity for British citizenship.

Catherine is regularly called upon to write for Lexis PSL to give her opinion on matters of EU law and immigration developments more broadly. 


"Catherine ... provided invaluable knowledge, experience and support throughout the entire process ... her expert content knowledge about the ever changing laws regarding immigration ensured that I was in a safe pair of hands at all times. Catherine was patient and went beyond the call of duty. Thanks so much!"

Renee Anon - granted an EEA Permanent Residence Card

"With the help of Catherine Taroni my application for a Permanent Residence card as an EU national was absolutely stress free. Catherine was very approachable, kept me informed about the process and was happy to answer all of my multiple questions."

G S - granted an EEA Document Certifying Permanent Residence

"A very special thanks to Dr Catherine Taroni as she is a great barrister and also a great person and she has done a great job."

Muhammad Nasir - granted a Spouse Visa

"I highly recommend Catherine Taroni as a barrister for anyone going through the visa application process and will certainly use their services again for any other immigration needs."

Katherine Michonski - granted an EEA Family Permit

"When explaining my situation to Dr. Catherine Taroni, she knew exactly how to manage the case in the best possible way, to which I felt I was in good hands! From the start, I was quite pleased with Catherine's thoroughness and professionalism in her work and even more now with the positive outcome of my Permanent Residence! Enormous thanks"

Ana C - granted an EEA Permanent Residence Card



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